Presented in partnership with Walker Art Center
Political Mother (2010)
Choreography by Hofesh Shechter
The score for Political Mother was created in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and barbicanbite09; with research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells.
Hofesh Shechter, Artistic Director/Choreographer
This tour de force from Britain’s fieriest choreographer, Israeli-born Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother has garnered glowing praise worldwide for its emotional tension, gritty complexity, and explosive collision of politics and movement. Channeling a roiling, relentlessly physical version of traditional folk dance, 10 dancers unleash a rapid-fire chain of surreal images, set to an explosive score composed by Shechter, himself a former rock musician, and propelled by a blistering eight-piece live band. The result is a gripping investigation of community and country, service and freedom, and the pursuit of power in an intoxicating, full-throttle, immersive experience that is sure to be the modern dance event of the year. Warning: it might get loud.
FREE PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Tue, Nov 13, 6:15 – 7:00 pm, Solera Restaurant